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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Trade union repression continues in Algeria 2019-06-22 [IndustriALL]
Labor in Algeria’s Revolt 2019-05-12 [Jacobin]
Rank-and-file revolt gears up inside Algeria’s UGTA 2019-05-01 [MENA Solidarity Network]


Angola

Angolan railway workers strike over better pay, conditions 2019-01-26 [Africa News]
Higher education teacher's union threaten strike in October 2017-09-20 [Xinhua]
Child Labour Compromises Children's Future - Jurist 2017-06-15 [Angola Press]


Benin

Unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-21 [IndustriALL]
Benin unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-20 [IndustriALL]
Ban on strikes in defence, health, justice sectors 2018-06-30 [News 24]


Botswana

Unions mull strike action 2019-08-13 [The Monitor]
Politician ridicules female journalist on social media 2019-06-28 [IFJ]
Tlhagale warns trade unions against 'state capture' 2019-05-03 [Mmegi On-line]


Burkina Faso

Santé: Opération 'caisses vides' 2019-06-07 [Le Podcast Journal]
600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation 2019-03-01 [IndustriALL]
Un syndicat impatient pour le changement de statut des Editions SIDWAYA et de la RTB 2019-01-01 [Wakat Sera]


Burundi

IFJ condemns arrest of broadcast journalist 2019-05-08 [IFJ]
Despite the crisis, STEB has been able to develop the skills of new union leaders 2018-10-05 [Education International]
Deductions from workers' salaries to pay for elections 2018-02-03 [The Graphic]


Cameroon

GMB Union pledges support to beleaguered Cameroon banana workers 2019-06-22 [Banana Link]
Intractable conflict deals Cameroon’s agricultural sector a heavy blow 2019-05-07 [Equal Times]
Four crew members kidnapped by pirates off Cameroon 2019-04-10 [ITF]


Cape Verde

Gov't approves creation of unemployment benefits, reviews labour code 2016-01-06 [macauhub]
SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CABO VERDE: THE LITTLE ARCHIPELAGO THAT COULD 2015-06-08 [Equal Times]


Chad

A quarterly trade union newsletter resulting from successful development cooperation 2019-05-25 [EI]
Labor Unions End 5-Month Strike Amid Talks With Government 2018-10-27 [Bloomberg]
Chad vows to frizzle out civil servant strike 2018-07-05 [Le Journal]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

La COSEFCI suspend à nouveau son mot d’ordre de grève pour 3 mois 2019-06-03 [Initiative]
Government investment in private schools: a bad bet for the future of the young and the country 2019-04-10 [EI]
Workers in Côte d’Ivoire beat back DHL’s attempt to hold unfair workplace elections 2018-07-12 [UNI]


Djibouti

ITUC demands an end to repression against teachers and railway workers 2019-07-10 [ITUC]
Teachers are being unfairly imprisoned 2019-06-28 [Education International]
Citizens outraged at cheap labour deportation 2017-09-29 [IOL]


Egypt

Sisi signs amendments to law regulating trade unions 2019-08-06 [Today]
Trade union leaders call on Egypt's military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain 2019-07-24 [Socialist Worker]
Trade union leaders call on Egypt's military regime to release Hisham Fouad and Haitham Mohamedain 2019-07-21 [Mena Solidarity Network]


Equatorial Guinea

Free Ramón Esono Ebalé! 2017-12-06 [Equal Times]
INVESTMENT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA WILL NOT END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 2015-06-24 [Equal Times]


Eritrea

President Held Discussions With Workers' Organizations 2017-04-08 [Shabait]
Africans to sue Canadian mining firm for alleged abuses 2016-10-08 [The Times-Union]
FROM ERITREA TO DENMARK: A PERILOUS JOURNEY CAPTURED ON A CELL PHONE 2016-03-21 [Equal Times]


Ethiopia

If you are unhappy resign, Ethiopian workers told 2019-06-14 [IndustriALL]
MoLSA to push for livable wages in ind. parks 2019-05-25 [The Reporter]
Ethiopia needs minimum wage law to protect workers – Investment chief 2019-05-24 [Africa News]


Gabon

Oil workers' strike halts Vaalco terminal output 2019-03-28 [Reuters]
Oil workers suspend VAALCO terminal strike 2019-03-28 [NASDAQ]
Oil union calls off strike at Total facilities 2018-12-12 [Reuters]


Gambia

Ex-president Jammeh must be tried for the murder of journalist and union leader 2019-07-26 [IFJ]
Union at forefront of push for authorities to strengthen press freedom 2019-06-28 [IFJ]
Drivers Union Observes A Day Off In Solidarity With Members, Villagers 2018-06-22 [Foroyaa]


Ghana

PDS concession fiasco creating anxiety among workers – PUWU 2019-08-04 [Ghanaweb]
BWI and IndustriALL affiliates conduct a joint meeting on Social Dialogue 2019-07-15 [BWI]
IFJ joins call for investigation into the arrest and torture of two journalists 2019-07-08 [IFJ]


Guinea-Bissau

Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal 2018-08-03 [The Daily Mail]
Civil servants strike over salary increase demands 2018-07-25 [Africa News]
No news in Guinea-Bissa as public media workers join strike 2018-07-18 [Vanguard]


Kenya

942 workers on strike against Chinese employer at Thwake Dam project site 2019-08-08 [BWI]
No Pay, No Work: Looming crisis as county workers to down tools 2019-08-07 [The Citizen]
County govt workers union issues seven day strike notice over delayed salaries 2019-08-07 [Tuko]


Lesotho

Lesotho Plan Has All Elements to End GBV at Work 2019-08-20 [Solidarity Center]
Levi, Wrangler to deal with abuse in factories 2019-08-18 [City Press]
Pact Combats Gender Violence in Lesotho Factories 2019-08-15 [Solidarity Center]


Liberia

Liberian Rubber Workers Face Job Cuts, Rights Reversals 2019-08-01 [Solidarity Center]
MNG-Gold Management, Workers’ Union Signed CBA 2019-07-23 [The Observer]
Sethi Brothers Operations Man, Workers Union President ‘Set Record Straight’ on Accident Victim 2019-06-22 [Front Page]


Libya

NOC calls for safe return of head of oil union taken in east 2019-05-05 [Reuters]
14 Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya 2019-02-17 [AFP]
Photographer killed during clashes between militia near Tripoli 2019-01-21 [IFJ]


Madagascar

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto set QIT Madagascar Minerals on the path to constructive social dialogue 2019-02-18 [IndustriALL]
Victory as strike ends at Rio Tinto QMM in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar 2018-03-14 [IndustriALL]
IndustriALL and Rio Tinto make joint mission to Madagascar 2018-02-09 [IndustriALL]


Malawi

Midwives give government 30-days ultimatum 2019-05-16 [Nyasa Times]
MCSTU urges President Mutharika to comsider main stream civil servants in promotion 2019-04-12 [Nyasa Times]
Strike Paralyses University of Malawi, Students Worried 2018-10-19 [allAfrica]


Mali

Rail workers get ITF union support after deadly hunger strike 2019-03-25 [ITF]
Union attracts 95% following with strike 2019-01-10 [Political Analysis]
Main trade union Center announces a three-day strike from 9 to 11 January 2019-01-10 [African Daily Voice]


Mauritania

Extraction aurifère: l'ultimatum des travailleurs de Tasiast ... 2019-08-20 [Le 360]
Workers likely to return later on Sunday 2018-03-21 [Steel Guru]
Iron ore miners end strike 2018-03-19 [Le Journal]


Mauritius

Ending migrant workers’ rights violations in Mauritius 2019-06-27 [IndustriALL]
Protest against the death of a worker at worksite 2019-06-18 [BWI]
CMWEU Mauritius Calls the Government to Fight Gender Based Violence 2019-04-23 [BWI]


Morocco

Workers Protest Morocco’s Moves to Limit Strikes 2019-08-06 [Solidarity Center]
American Labor Organization Urges Morocco to Review Legislation on Labor, Right to Strike 2019-08-04 [MWN]
Casablanca Garbage Workers On Strike 2019-08-04 [MWN]


Mozambique

PSI mourns death and destruction left by Cyclone Idai 2019-03-21 [PSI]
Workers call on the govt to protect their rights 2019-02-18 [Myanmar Times]
Building Workers On Strike in Afungi 2018-12-06 [allAfrica]


Namibia

Government prioritising jobs over salary increments: Simataa 2019-07-08 [The New Era]
Workers Exploit Lack of Govt Plan 2019-07-06 [The Namibian]
2% drought 'levy' irks unions 2019-05-25 [The Namibian]


Niger

Reality of Right to Health in Niger - Political commitment needed 2019-05-01 [PSI]
United teachers demand that government fulfill its promises 2016-12-10 [Education International]
Workers shut down Federal Medical Centre, demand removal of CMD 2016-10-20 [Pulse]


Nigeria

RSU, IAUOE Join Varsity Workers Strike. Today 2019-08-19 [The Tide]
Varsity workers begin one-week warning strike 2019-08-17 [The Sun]
Nigerian Driver Shot Dead in South Africa 2019-08-05 [AllAfrica.com]


Rwanda

Fresh appeal for new minimum wage on Labour Day 2019-05-02 [Xinhua]
Labour union demands better safety for miners 2018-06-10 [The New Times]
Illegally dismissed SYPELGAZ trade union members to return to court on June 4 2018-05-28 [PSI]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

SNTC / BTP protests against debts due to construction companies 2019-05-28 [BWI]
ITF backs Senegalese workers in BRT project 2019-05-20 [ITF]
Young Senegalese and Ivorian teachers come together for quality education and effective trade unions 2019-04-20 [Education International]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

On Labour Day…….. Workers Praise President Bio 2019-05-05 [Global Times]
Iluka resumes operations at Sierra Leone rutile mine as strike ends 2018-12-02 [Reuters]
Iluka strike action continues at Sierra Rutile 2018-11-29 [Mining]


Somalia

Journalist killed in bomb blast 2019-08-20 [IFJ]
Policeman condemned to five-year jail term for killing a journalist 2019-07-13 [IFJ]
Policeman condemned to five-year jail term for killing a journalist 2019-07-11 [IFJ]


South Africa

Gauteng Will City of Joburg’s historic pact with labour unions work? 2019-08-20 [Business Day]
Gauteng City of Joburg, unions agree to create 'open door policy' to improve service delivery 2019-08-20 [News24]
Necsa urgently needs a new board 2019-08-20 [Business Report]


South Sudan

Sowing the seeds of peace in South Sudan 2019-04-17 [Equal Times]
Oil employees call off deliberate strike 2019-03-19 [Brinkwire]
South Sudan: Pythagoras in the trenches 2017-08-10 [Equal Times]


Swaziland

RSSC opens up, invites all stakeholders 2019-12-20 [Swazi Observer]
'Give us 14.4%, or we work 3 days per week' 2019-06-28 [Times of Swaziland]
Swaziland union demand Equal Pay and Equal Opportunities for women 2019-03-15 [PSI]


Sudan

FAJ’s president Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed has been released 2019-08-01 [IFJ]
Four students killed in El-Obeid 'massacre': Sudan opposition 2019-07-31 [al Jazeera]
FAJ’s president Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed has been released 2019-07-31 [IFJ]


Tanzania

Police arrest prominent investigative journalist 2019-08-01 [IFJ]
Informal transport workers boost union membership 2019-02-28 [ITF]
IFJ regrets the death of journalist Timothy Kitundu 2019-02-25 [IFJ]


Togo

Health workers intensify calls on government to address deplorable conditions 2018-04-02 [PSI]
Togo unionists poised for week-long strike 2018-03-18 [journalducameroun]
Healthcare workers join strike as protests mount 2018-02-01 [News 24]


Tunisia

UNI Day Tunisia! 2019-07-10 [UNI Global Union]
PSI affiliates call on governments to restore rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea 2019-06-26 [PSI]
Abandoned at sea: crew sent home after 13 months marooned off Tunisia 2019-06-10 [ITF]


Uganda

Defending Workers with Disabilities: Geofrey’s Story 2019-08-12 [PSI]
“Challenging power isn’t polite and beautiful”: Dr Stella Nyanzi and the right to impolite in Uganda 2019-06-28 [Equal Times]
Fighting child labour: An interview with children's rights trainer Molly Namirembe 2019-06-16 [ILO]


Western Sahara

National Teacher's Day commemorated in the Wilaya of Aaiun 2019-01-02 [SPS]
UGTSARIO celebrates National Day of Sahrawi Workers 2018-10-21 [SPS]
Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources 2018-01-03 [SPS]


Zambia

ZCTU calls for withdrawal of ‘evil’ constitution bill 2019-08-13 [The Mast]
Dismissing workers for late coming is too harsh, complains union 2019-07-24 [Diggers]
Lusaka man in court for swindling ZCTU GS using President's name 2019-05-21 [Diggers News]


Zimbabwe

ZCTU Leaders Told To Stay Clear Of MDC Demos Or Risk Being Killed 2019-08-20 [Pindula News]
MDC demo invites more death threats for ZCTU leaders 2019-08-19 [New Zimbabwe]
Fears of fresh unrest as Zimbabwe’s opposition plan protests 2019-08-14 [The Guardian]
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